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  1. it probably gave you something from minecraft, which works I guess. I was thinking of beetles when I typed it
  2. The rare display of a bird's elytra
  3. Anyone else picture this? Or was it just me?
  4. I thought I had a better photo of this but I can't find it...
  5. To be fair, some of this trash may be accidental. The owners of these pieces of trash may have disposed of it the way they should be but something happened to disperse the trash. I've seen trash being blown out of trashcan before. There needs to be three things in regards to trash: 1)Put trash where it belongs, 2)responsible trash collection and handling, and 3)trash removal when it does get on the ground. Some of this is on the shoulders of the government but most of it is on people and how much apathy they have.
  6. If @HamRHeadpasses, then the runner up would be @IKLlandand his version of a bird wedding. That one also made me laugh pretty good
  7. Looks like all who wanted to submit has done so. Them arguing certainly comes to my mind when I look at it, but @HamRHead "bird rituals" made me laugh out loud. So, you win this one, my friend!
  8. I didn't think it was immature Forster's because the black looks to encompass most of the head, not just around the eye
  9. I understand Whataburger carries a cult status similar to In-N-Out
  10. Immature Sandwich Tern or Gull-billed Tern? Corpus Christi TX last week
  11. doesn't seem very fair. the chance of keeping it is split 10-90%
  12. I'm sorr but my memory just isn't clear enough. They didn't look like any tern, shorebird, or gull I've seen. Which is why I was assuming they normally fly further out but only came close to shore because the school of fish was there. But they did look like marine birds I've looked at in the books. Maybe the length/width of a smaller tern, but fatter. Yeah, which is why I was aiming at a 'most-likely' candidate, which seems to be either a petrel or shearwater
  13. The habitat doesn't seem to match Sanderling either. Those little birds chase waves and poke in the sand while the water is retuning to the sea. The beach in your photos doesn't look like it experiences waves like that. Can sanderlings be found on other types of beaches?
  14. Audubon's Shearwater's black and white looks more like I remember flying around me. Is it possible for both of the species you suggested to have been in that flock?
  15. Unfortunately, no picture. I hope my description is useful enough to get at least a class of bird (ie petrel or shearwater). At the end of august in Corpus Christi beach while hurricane Ida was still in the Gulf there was a large school of little fish that have been driven up against the shore (some were even getting themselves beached). There was lots of hunter activity in the water and in the air and I saw birds over the water I haven't seen from shore before. At first, I assumed they could be petrels but looking at a bird book I'm not so sure. Perhaps they were shearwaters? Jaegers? I believe they were both black and white, smaller than a gull, no frilly plumage or long appendages, shaped like a fat sausage, a flock was attacking the fish, and definately not a tern. there doesn't seem to be many off shore bird options in the gulf of mexico, but I could be wrong. I doubt I can identify it from memory using a photo, sorry. I'd be better at remembering what it wasn't. Any thoughts? Any of you happen to witness the same event?
  16. I believe these are Carpenter Ants on this sunflower
  17. Yeah, but I was brand new at birding. I had just taken an ornithology class and one of the assignments was to photograph and identify 30 different species of bird. I enjoyed it enough that I continued after the class. All I had was the snapshot function of a dinky video camera. The crash happened around a time when I was unable to bird and when I came back the new forum was going and I just assumed it had updated.
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